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Old 11-17-2017, 08:53 AM
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Deborah, ten days later, and all you've heard from is us white busybodies. Shouldn't that tell you something?

I haven't lived in SLC for almost 20 years, but I still visit friends and family there often. One friend teaches middle school in SLC. The fact is, the state outside of SLC is overwhelmingly Mormon, very few AA families. SLC does have some AA families, along with Hispanics, Tongans, people from other areas of the world that have experienced a lot of Mormon proselytization. The areas where you will find significant numbers of minorities in the public schools, do not have the most desirable public schools. In addition, as the kids go on in school, they will find that there are Mormon seminaries strategically placed right next to the public schools, so that LDS kids can go to and from them throughout the day in order to receive religious education during the school day. People from other religious groups tend to become more involved in their own religious communities as a counter-weight to the strong LDS presence. Outside of SLC? in most of those areas, life is LDS.

If it were just you and your husband, and just for a few years, and the offer were fantastic, sure. You could live in the Avenues or right near the U of Utah - these areas are relatively liberal. But you've got kids. It's just not fair to them to raise them where there are so few AA kids.

When I was living in SLC, and got off the plane to visit Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, or the Northeast cities, I would realize as soon as I stepped off the plane into the terminal how WHITE SLC was! As a Caucasian person, I just wasn't actively aware of it, until I was out of there.

Look at the greatschools website. They've tried to bury the info, but it does list the racial composition of every school, and the test scores. That should give you the information you're looking for.
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